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AL wild-card tiebreaker: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria celebrates

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning against the Texas Rangers in the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (Sept. 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty

David Price tossed a complete game as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers, 5-2, in an American League wild-card tiebreaker Monday at the Ballpark in Arlington after both finished the 162-game regular season at 91-71.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Elvis Andrus #1
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers steals second base against Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Elvis Andrus #1
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with teammmates after scoring on a sixth inning double by Alex Rios #51 during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Yu Darvish #11
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers looks on in the sixth inning of their game against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers looks on in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Manager Joe Maddon
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Tampa Bay Rays argues an out on a ruled catch by Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers to end the seventh inning with umpire Bruce Dreckman #1 during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

AL, 2013: TAMPA BAY RAYS Regular season record:
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AL, 2013: TAMPA BAY RAYS
Regular season record: 92-71*
*The Rays defeated the Texas Rangers, 5-2, in an AL wild-card tiebreaker game to get to the postseason.
The Rays defeated the Cleveland Indians, 4-0, in the wild-card round. They lost in the ALDS to the Boston Red Sox, 3-1. |

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Alex Rios #51
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Alex Rios #51 of the Texas Rangers argues a call at the plate in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Yunel Escobar #11
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays tags out Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers as he attempts to steal in the third inning of the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Alex Rios #51
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Alex Rios #51 of the Texas Rangers argues a call at the plate in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Yunel Escobar #11
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays tags out Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers as he attempts to steal in the third inning of the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria celebrates
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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning against the Texas Rangers in the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (Sept. 30, 2013)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: David Price #14
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: David Price #14 reacts after Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays made the thid out on A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Texas Rangers to end the fourth inning during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Leonys Martin #2
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Leonys Martin #2 of the Texas Rangers catches a fly ball by by James Loney #21 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Evan Longoria #3
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Evan Longoria #3 celebrates with Desmond Jennings #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays after hitting a two-run homerun in the third inning as A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Texas Rangers looks on during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Alexi Ogando #41
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Alexi Ogando #41 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers reacts to a strike in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers hits a line drive for an out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Texas Rangers fans
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Texas Rangers fans prepare for their game against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers prepares to bat against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Evan Longoria #3
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers prepares to bat against the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33 of the Texas Rangers reacts after striking out a batter in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price delivers a
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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price delivers a pitch during the first inning of the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (Sept. 30, 2013)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Adrian Beltre #29
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers stands on second base after hitting a double in the second inning as Yunel Escobar #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Elvis Andrus #1
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers reacts after being thrown out at first in the seocnd inning during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Elvis Andrus #1
Photo Credit: Getty Tom Pennington

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers reacts after being thrown out at first in the seocnd inning during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33
Photo Credit: Getty Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33
Photo Credit: Getty Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33
Photo Credit: Getty Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Martin Perez #33 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler tags out
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Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler tags out Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings in the top of the first inning of the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. (Sept. 30, 2013)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Texas Rangers fans
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Texas Rangers fans prepare for their game against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: David Price #14
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: David Price #14
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays catch with his brothers before the American League Wild Card tiebreaker between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays catch with his brothers before the American League Wild Card tiebreaker between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz of
Photo Credit: Getty Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers signs autographs before the American League Wild Card tiebreaker against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. Nelson Cruz was reinstated from the restricted list and is active for tonight's game. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays
Photo Credit: Getty Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays catch with his brothers the American League Wild Card tiebreaker between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz of
Photo Credit: Getty Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers signs autographs before the American League Wild Card tiebreaker against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. Nelson Cruz was reinstated from the restricted list and is active for tonight's game. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz of
Photo Credit: Getty Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers signs autographs before the American League Wild Card tiebreaker against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. Nelson Cruz was reinstated from the restricted list and is active for tonight's game. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz of
Photo Credit: Getty Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers signs autographs before the American League Wild Card tiebreaker against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. Nelson Cruz was reinstated from the restricted list and is active for tonight's game. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays
Photo Credit: Getty Ronald Martinez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays catch with his brothers before the American League Wild Card tiebreaker between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz takes batting practice
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Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz takes batting practice with the team before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 30,

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Aidan Martinez plays catch with his brothers before the American League Wild Card tiebreaker between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz takes in batting practice
Photo Credit: AP Photo Tony Gutierrez

Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz takes in batting practice with the team before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Cruz was activated on Monday and is scheduled to play in game 163, an American League wild-card tiebreaker game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz sign autographs after taking
Photo Credit: AP Photo Tony Gutierrez

Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz sign autographs after taking in batting practice with the team before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Cruz was activated on Monday and is scheduled to play in game 163, an American League wild-card tiebreaker game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: A young Texas
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: A young Texas Rangers fan looks on prior to the start of their American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz, left, and Leonys Martin,
Photo Credit: AP Photo Tony Gutierrez

Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz, left, and Leonys Martin, right, jog in from outfield after fielding during batting practice before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. Cruz was activated on Monday and is scheduled to play in game 163, an American League wild-card tiebreaker game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Texas Rangers fan
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Texas Rangers fan Matt Bell looks on during batting practice prior to their American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Texas Rangers fan
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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Texas Rangers fan Matt Bell looks on during batting practice prior to their American League Wild Card tiebreaker game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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